Insta360 launches the Titan camera with a resolution of 11K
Its eight lenses raise VR production to cinematic standards, combining high-quality images with simple production flow. For JK Liu, one of the founders of the Insta360 company, the new Titan camera is the culmination of five years of R&D and extensive collaboration with the VR creators community: ‘We have worked for hand in hand with VR creators to build tools that they need, from the cinematic quality of the Titan to the versatility of the Insta360 Pro series.
The Titan camera is aesthetically unique and stands out for its eight Micro Four Thirds sensors, for the moment the highest amount in a unibody VR camera. These sensors make possible a much-improved behaviour in low brightness, dynamic range and image quality, allowing creators to reach levels of realism that are crucial for immersive content.
The Titan is the first unibody 360 camera ready to record 11K. The main shooting modes include 11K at 30 FPS, 10K 3D at 30 FPS, as well as 360 11K 3D photos and monoscopic formats.
Apart from image quality, the Titan offers a range of possibilities designed to eliminate bottlenecks in the VR workflow. FlowState stabilization allows creators to capture content as if the camera were mounted on a gimbal without needing extra equipment for postproduction, while the Farsightmonitoring system provides a long-distance and low latency preview that favours directing the scenes from a safe distance.
Integration with Adobe Premiere Pro means that creators can go on to edit a new project without having to waste a second in the stitching process.
This camera offers more resolution than common players like YouTube (normally limit quality to 8K) and Insta360 has taken action on the matter. Its proprietary CrystalView playback software allows you to play the content of the Titan in full 11K quality on the most popular Android and iOS devices. The trick to being able to reproduce so many pixels is to render only the part of the scene that the user wants to see, without spending resources.
The advantage for creators is that they can share their content in the quality they captured.